Richard Temple Savage in Ealing Studios - 1934

from A voice from the Pit: Reminiscences of an Orchestral Musician, page 29:

Film sessions were also a good source of income but you had to be on the books of the fixers for the film studios. In 1934 I only got one session by chance because one of the fixers, Adolf [sic] Borsdorf, came to play at the Old Vic while I was there. It was "Lorna Doone" at Ealing, a very long day from 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. perpetually playing the music for the storm scene over and over again, with constant comings and goings by the big shots who had other dates and were sending deputies for part of the time. K. Ernest Irving was apt to throw a temperament and say everyone was sacked, but you …   more >>
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Richard Temple Savage, A voice from the Pit: Reminiscences of an Orchestral Musician (Newton Abbot, 1988), p. 29. accessed: 25 June, 2024

location of experience: Ealing Studios


Richard Temple Savage
clarinettist music librarian, writer, music librarian, Clarinetist, Writer

Listening to

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'Lorna Doone'
written by K. Ernest Irving, Armstrong Gibbs
performed by Richard Temple Savage, Adolph Borsdorf, other unspecified orchestral musicians

Experience Information

Date/Time 1934
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors, in public


Fixer's name was actually Adolph Borsdorf.

Originally submitted by iepearson on Fri, 20 Mar 2015 17:01:54 +0000
Approved on Sun, 20 Dec 2015 15:21:35 +0000